There was an autumnal feel on today’s five mile walk. One person remarked that she wished she’d brought her gloves. Clouds cleared half an hour after we started, the temperature gradually rose and jackets came off. Rain looked likely towards the end of the walk but none fell.
Twenty-two met at the start by the Gomshall Mill. We went east along the A25 and took a footpath on the right by the railway bridge. Meeting a bridleway we turned right and then left, near another railway bridge, along Towerhill Lane. At a minor road we turned right and then left along Lawbrook Lane and reached a bridleway that crossed the road. Here we turned right and came to Hound House Road. We turned left and then took the next footpath on the right. This led to Ponds Lane, a byway. Here we turned right and continued to the railway line. We crossed this and followed a bridleway to Park Road and a junction with two footpaths. We took the footpath (part of the Shere Millennium Trail) that led to Dark Lane where we turned right and then immediate left on a footpath that took us into Shere. We headed for the church and waited for the three people who had accidentally become detached from the group to rejoin us. (We wondered what we would have done before mobile phones.)
Having regrouped we set off on a footpath at the right of the church and joined a bridleway that took us to Gomshall. The bridleway ended at Pits Lane. We continued on High View, turned left by the railway bridge on Goose Green and followed this road back to the car park.
Map: OS X 145